A Place to Become

National Boys and Girls Club Week

Seth Stokes
April 10, 2018 - 5:15 pm

This week is National Boys and Girls Club week. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Greenville County is celebrating with A Place to Become. Kids will be participating in STEM activities, sports, and other fun things during the week. 

I spoke with Mike Burdine, the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenville County, and Major Pete Costas, the Area Commander for Salvation Army, Greenville, Pickens and Oconee, about what all is going on this week. 

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Greenville County annually serves 400+ children and youth from all walks of life, but many are considered at risk due to poverty, grades, factors in the home, and more. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is an affiliate of the National Boys and Girls Club of America. The trained staff and volunteers at the Club are devoted to helping these Greenville County children change their lives for the better and have done so since the Club started in 1938.  The Great Futures Campaign encourages the local community to get involved with The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to help make a difference by volunteering, advocating, and donating.          

About The Salvation Army   The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.   Locally, 86 cents out of every $1 donated is returned to the community through life saving and changing programs.  For more information, go to www.salvationarmygreenville.org or see the national website at www.salvationarmyusa.org.

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